The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas

Terry Scholars Program Highlights

The University of Texas at Dallas Terry Scholars Program provides ambitious student scholars the intellectual, social, cultural and financial support necessary for their preparation as the future leaders of Texas and our nation.

The Terry Scholars Program was first established at UT Dallas in 2006 and is more than a scholarship. The program provides academic, service, cultural, social and leadership opportunities to enhance the scholars’ undergraduate experience at UT Dallas and to prepare them for their future.

Enhancements include:

  • Academic – guest speakers, research, seminars, internships, faculty labs, and alumni mentoring and tutoring
  • Cultural – the opera, symphony, theatre, and the ballet. Etiquette course and study abroad.
  • Service – Kid’s U, Operation Kindness, Habitat for Humanity, Assisted Living/Nursing home visits, building wheelchair ramps, class service projects, and the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Social – movies, bowling, fire pit socials, get-togethers, holiday parties, game nights and sports events
  • Enrichment Advisors – assist the incoming freshmen with their acclimation to UT Dallas and the Terry Scholars Program. Further, they serve as role models and mentors throughout the year by providing assistance on the varied aspects of college life including academics, on-campus involvement and issues of a personal nature.
 Freshman scholars and the Enrichment Advisors attend a three day retreat at the beginning of the fall semester and participate in experiential and team building activities.
  • Terry Scholars Lounge – Dedicated space for UT Dallas Terry Scholars to engage with each other socially and intellectually. There is a study room with computers the scholars can utilize.